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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Dec 12, 2009 7:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Regarding Keith

In the video of the period, the camera almost never goes to him, It seems his retiring personality, made the lens goes elsewhere . When you can hear him ( damn those tapes, where he is missing, or so low as to be inaudible )! His music is wonderful ( at least till the last year or so ) . I like all periods of the Dead, but his time with them , is my favorite . I should say, he is best when they took the trouble to give him the baby grand, and not the electric , loved his sound .
Though arguably a more accomplished pianist, I never liked Hornsby's sound as much as I did Keith's. Maybe it was the sound mix ?
I head the drug thing hit him harder than Jerry . Sad story .
He is one of the key ingredients for that beautiful "Europe 72"ish sound .

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 12, 2009 1:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Regarding Keith; mixing issues?

Funny how much coverage the kybd players get in regards to "can we hear him?!"...thinking of all of the early era shows that we discuss constantly with respect to PP being too simplistic, and then TC, but mostly it's "here's a show where you can actually HEAR what he is doing!"

So, was it a problem to properly integrate keys into the mix? Did they just give it less attn than one of the main three + drums?

Again, I was terrible at this, and still am (focusing on individual players/instruments), but when mixing the HS cover band I've spoke of, with a very simplistic board, the three guitars were simple enough, and the drums were always the most trouble...but no experience with keys...

Anyhow, funny that this seems to be a theme in our discussions...